South Plains Electric Co-op 1963-04-01

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The managers of South Plains Electric Coop discuss the early organization of electricity in West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: South Plains Electric Co-op

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 01, 1963

Location: None Given

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Loans from REA to cities, Organization to form co-op for electricity, Canvassing people for electricity, Bringing electricity to the South Plains, Typing and billing, Average use of electricity, Difference between SPEC and REA, Setting up rates, Role of county agents, Changes since beginning of SPEC, Members of SPEC, Problems in the beginning, Getting enough money, Setting up operating, accounting system.

Tape 1, Side 2: School districts, Mr. Pace, President of Board of Directors, Serving schools and towns, Turning the electricity on, Board of Directors, Terms of REA loans, Operation during World War II, Animal units.

Range Dates: 1930s-1963

Bulk Dates: 1940-1963

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